We all know A cloud is only as good as the network that connects to it.
That’s why Google is introducing a range of options that let a customer of any size, from small start ups to Fortune 500, easily connect their infrastructure to theirs.
Google Cloud Interconnect enables you to connect your infrastructure to Google, via Enterprise-grade connections to Google’s network edge. The connections are offered by GCI service providers. Connecting with GCI will enable your infrastructure to connect to Google Cloud with higher availability and lower latency connections.
GCI links can be used to access any Google Cloud Platform resource like Google Compute Engine, Google Cloud Storage, Google BigQuery service, etc. You can even extend your private network into your private GCE network over GCI links by using a VPN tunnel between the networks.
Google Cloud Interconnect is a suite of connectivity options that will enable solution providers to offer enterprise customers more secure and lower-latency network connections to the Google Cloud Platform that fit their specific needs and capabilities.
Cloud Interconnect offers three ways to connect to the Google Cloud Platform.
The first is VPN connectivity over the public Internet, an option that will be released for alpha testing in early 2015.
For enterprises that want more secure, dedicated connections, Google is offering a Carrier Interconnect plan in which hosted resources in partner data centers can directly link to the Google cloud.
Finally, there’s a direct peering option that avoids all intermediaries, allowing enterprises to connect their infrastructure directly to more than 70 points of presence in Google’s global network.
One of the seven launch partners for the dedicated carrier option is Equinix, the premium hosting provider with 102 data centers around the globe that debuted a cloud exchange earlier in 2014.
Since then, Equinix Cloud Exchange has introduced more than 50 cloud provider partners, including Google rivals Microsoft Azure in 16 markets and Amazon Web Services in eight markets.
Now Equinix customers can, for the first time, directly connect to the Google Cloud Platform in 15 of the largest enterprise markets in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Equinix with its inter-connectivity option offers redundancy, dedicated capacity, high bandwidth support and the ability to provision resources quickly.
Many of Google’s partners using Google Cloud have been empowered with Google’s cutting edge technology.
With Cloud Interconnect, Google adds the enterprise-grade connectivity options to advance Google’s innovations to enterprises.
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— Bahram Khandan (@PivotalStorage) November 9, 2014
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